On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1976

Historical Events

  • 1st Jewish film & TV festival
  • 1st Toronto International Film Festival opens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

English McLaren driver James Hunt finishes 4th in the season ending Japanese Grand Prix at Fuji Speedway to win his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 1 point from Niki Lauda

Auto Racer Niki Lauda
Auto Racer
Niki Lauda
  • New York City Marathon: American Bill Rodgers wins his first title in 2:10:10; Miki Gorman takes out women's race in 2:39:11
  • Sadiq & Mushtaq Mohammad score hundreds in same Test Cricket innings v NZ

Famous Birthdays

  • Petar Stoychev, Bulgarian swimmer, born in Momchilgrad, Bulgaria
  • Yanda Nossiter, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock (73) weds Mary Morgan

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Benjamin Spock

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Sturzenegger, composer, dies at 70
1976 Highlights

About October 24, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 44 years and 1 month
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio